By Kiley Reid
4 out of 5 stars
I am so glad that I picked this book up for my last book of 2019. It lived up to all the hype I had read beforehand. It felt like I breezed through it even though the storyline had so many different layers. The two main characters of Alix and Emira were at such different stages in their lives but the combination made the reader want to know more. They are connected through something that I didn’t see coming, that was a great twist. It makes you think about how you would handle situations and just how politically and racially woke you are. Emira with little Briar, Alix’s daughter, was both touching and heartbreaking. The ending had me saying Wow. That added a layer all in it’s own.
Such a Fun Age is such a great book. It is an incredible debut from someone I know I will read again.
Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Group Putnam for a copy of this wonderful book.